[rescue] SGI Indigo2 & IRIX 6.5

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Dec 1 15:08:42 CST 2008

nate at portents.com wrote:
>> Linux, however, in its many varied distributions,
>> generally -ships with- desktop environments that are either severely
>> minimalistic (Xorg + twm) or bloated to silliness (GNOME, KDE),
> What bugs the heck out of me is that the Linux 'movement' as a whole would
> do well to stop futzing around and re-inventing the wheel over and over
> and over again with all these parallel efforts (even if projects like
> Enlightenment *claim* to not be competing with KDE and GNOME they are).
> The Linux 'community' is so fragmented into separate camps that they can't
> see the forest for the trees.  They talk the talk about being a desktop
> OS, but they don't walk the walk.  Maybe open source development as a
> whole is just incompatible with the kind of leadership, hierarchy, and
> vision needed for a solid, clearly expressed desktop experience.


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